Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Congratulations - MGMT

#5. This is the second studio album released by one of my favorite bands MGMT. These guys are from Connecticut, forming at Wesleyan University. They came out with their first release in 2004. At that time they were known as The Management, but when they found out someone was using that name they changed it to MGMT. They released their first studio album Oracular Spectacular in October of 2007 digitally. Then in January they released the CD and LP versions. In my opinion, they haven't released anything yet that I don't like. I first got into theses guys with Oracular Spectacular in fall of 10th grade. That was the year that I really began experimenting with different types of music. The first time I heard any song on this I liked it, but it has only grown on me. Here is the review. This was supposed to go up the 13th, but I wanted to do a fucking amazing job on this review. So instead what I did was I waited until the last week of the month and uploaded the reviews that were going up. Well that was 13 months ago, but you definitely won't be disappointed, hopefully. I know I won't. I bought the CD and picked up stuff I never did before.
  1. It's Working: This is an amazing opener to this album. It is a very fun feeling song and it is upbeat and cool. It also has a fun music video. This is already much different for their last album. This is a fun song. Like I said earlier, it's kind of cartoony. You can really get into this song, and it sets up the rest of the album so well. The harmony vocals are dreamy and it's just so like great.
  2. Song For Dan Tracey: This is a song that was one of my favorites the first time I heard it. It was a really cool song to listen to and it is fun. It is upbeat and exciting to listen to. This song also has a cartoony feeling to it. But after the verse it goes into a nightmarish cartoon. This song has a jungle vibe.  Part due to the instrumentation, but also the mentioning of the jungle in the song. This song is another song that could get you set up for the rest of the album. The ending is a buildup and it only gets more exciting.
  3. Someone's Missing: This is one of my favorite song of all time. I love the way this song builds. This is the most tame song in the beginning, thus far on the album. Because of that fact, it's one of my favorite tracks on the album. This song is too short to be a single, but I wouldn't want it any other way. The whole. I love the way, though it's "hidden", you can hear the bass. If you listen, and the psychedelic sounds there. I love the guitars distortion on this track and it makes me get pumped for what to come next. I've heard this song about a million times and I still get pumped each time I hear it. The outro to the song almost comes in beautifully. ORGASM!!!
  4. Flash Delirium: I love the bass on this track. This is a single, but its such a weird song. I don't really see how a normal person, unless you're high, or you're me, would understand this song. Now I'm not going "You just don't get art". No, I'm going, "You don't appreciate it". There's a difference. The lyrics to this song are somewhat sadistic. I'm not 100% sure if this is about the same thing, for the most part, as the line "stab you're FaceBook", and "vanity", like Andrew said how he felt about. This song has a nervous breakdown at the ending of it. This song is kind of like a painting. The same way Life On Mars? is by David Bowie. This song is overwhelming at the ending. And it progressively gets more overwhelming. More and more and more and more and more and more gets built on to it. Then it has little bits where it cools down, but not very much. The music also paints a picture too. It's just so magical. It's almost "the prefect song". The music video is something else too. Check it out, and tell me if you get it.... I did. {10/10}
  5. I Found A Whistle: This song reminds me of Christmas. The synthesizers give me that same feeling, not sound but feeling, that I get from Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney & Wings. But you know, it's kind of a twisted one, with a noose. I love the white noise sounds in there. It kind of sounds like snow in the wind. This is a very sweet song to continue after the last "meltdown". 
  6. Siberian Breaks: This is the longest song on the album, and it is also the best. It isn't my favorite, because I don't have a one certain favorite on this album, but it is the most well composed and put together song on the album. Ok, it may be my favorite. I'm not sure, but this song is like Flash Delirium but if that song was older and "better", and a more mature version of Metanoia (though it's shorter by around 1:30). It's hard to imagine, especially since I praised that song too. This song is just a trip from the beginning. I love the jazz chords and the whole psychedelic vibe to the acoustic part. It reminds me a little of Jugband Blues. Because it could still be psychedelic and there be an acoustic guitar. And his Rickenbacker... DAMN! The melody of this song and the "second part" where they start singing with the echo. I know it's about surfing in the arctic, and it's a great song. It song is more of a painting than Flash. The part where it sounds like a jumpy part or a skip, reminds me of Syd's Floyd. And the "Old Mary Ann" line, I believe that's an Alice in Wonderland reference to the rabbit. I might be wrong, but I think that's what it is. The next part with the echos and the "flares".... YES! Then there is the part where it kind of goes into a normal song, before going into the acoustic melody of the beginning, and then outro flares of electronic sound, it's beautiful. {12/10}
  7. Brian Eno: This song is named after the producer of the same name. This song returns to the fun that was on the songs like Dan Tracey and It's Working. After buying the CD I was able to pick up on the different layers on this song. The little tiny things. Which is something he'd do. Listen to the little details on The Warm Jets and you'll understand. An example in this song is right before the last chorus the "what does he know" that's hard to understand. There is also little Enoesque layers throughout. I love how this song pretty much falls apart. With the sirens in the background. The very ending literally falls apart, kind of like And All Things Will End by A7X. There are things that I probably won't pick up on yet, since I'm getting into Eno now, but in the future it might be fun to see if there's any references that I'ven't picked up. Like how they say his whole name, that he chose Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno.
  8. Lady Dada's Nightmare: This is a avant-garde song that could be fit under dada. Hence "Lady Dada's Nightmare". It is also a point to Gaga because I guess Andrew, the singer, likes her music and had a new found appreciation for it. Whatever, I still don't care for Gaga, but this song. This is a great track to go before the ending. Craziness right before a beautiful ending. ITs actually pretty beautiful. Its kind of like the ending of Siberian Breaks. This sounds like it was composed. Then screams in the background make it awesome. My cousin said that when he saw them live this year they cameout to this song playing. And it was extremely loud.
  9. Congratulations: This is the best ending for the album. It is such a pretty song. It gives this album a Congrats, you guys did it, you made an amazing album and did it how you wanted to. The applause at the end of the song is so fitting because this album does deserve a round of applause. The keyboards solo brings a tear to my eye. The video is also pretty beautiful. The acoustic guitar in this song is sick, and when I learned it I was so proud. This song is a true gem,
Overall I give this a 10/10. You have to give these guys props. They made it big using commercial electronic sounds and could of continued doing that and making tons of more money, but they didn't want to make that music anymore. To think that they killed it, in a good way, doing the electronic pop stuff, and then killing it doing the neo-psychedelic/prog style. You could trip on this at the same time as this being the soundtrack for a cartoon. The album cover helps set the tone. These guys are very good at song writing. And if you like it or not there is no denying it. There are so many moments on that I still get into with each listen. When I listen to an album and there is songs that progressively grow on me. Oh, real fast, this is better than the Laming Fips. Like say Brian Eno is the only song you like, well once you have established that as a sick song, not to the point of you being bored of the song, but you want to search more. Then your new favorite songs is Song For Dan Tracey then this happens until you like every song. I call this, at least for myself, a standard. I doubt that's the right term, but that's what I refer to stuff like that. Example Nightmare or House of Balloons or Mr. Bungle self titled album or even You Are What You Is. How about Joe's Garage Vol. I or Joe's Garage Vol. II & III. These are examples of albums for me where I progressively fall for another song each listen or so. One last thing, if you want you could play this for kids and they'll probably love it, and people who love psychedelic music too. Most of the lyrics on this album paint a picture too. Hell, this album  is a great big picture. Can't wait to hear MGMT since hearing Alien Days.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Their Satanic Majesty's Request - The Rolling Stones

#4: I have my problems with The Rolling Stones. For one, I think a lot of their songs are too similar. I do think there are some good songs/albums, but I don't think they are amazing. Along with all their praised albums, 1968's Beggars Banquet, 1969's Let It Bleed, 1971's Sticky Fingers, 1972's Exile on Main Street (which I'm if-ee on). I think this should be among those. This is really the only time, though they basically copied Pepper, they really left the realm of blues. For God's sake, listen to Sing This All Together (See What Happens), there is no argument that this is the weirdest song in their catalogue. EVER!!!! That's part of why I like this album so much, and the good songs too. One last fact, this is the first LP, to my knowledge, that Nicky Hopkin's was on that was by the Stones.
  1. Sing This All Together: This song. This one. The horns in the beginning of this song grab my attention. Then the singing, it actually sounds.... wait for it..... GOOD!. By good I mean actually pretty. This is such a fun song. I could see this being their All You Need Is Love. There is some experimentation that goes on in the "solo". I think it's actually really interesting. And I love how the horns bring the song into focus again. This isn't as good as some of the others, but it's still a good intro to the album. Also, this proves experimentation could work. 
  2. Citadel: This song isn't the best song on this. But it actually kind of does remind me of some of their olderstuff. Until the chorus. Which I think it intresting. I don't really know what to say about this track. It's kind of, for the most part, more of a normal song.
  3. In Another Land: The harmonies in this song. The can make me have an eargasm. They are beautiful. Instead of the usual, "ugly" and "bluesy" backing vocals, this is actually "harmony" vocals. They could bring a tear to any man, with a sense of decency, eyes. The harpsichord in the beginning of the song is just, I can't believe The Stones pulled this off. My hat goes off to Bill Wyanman. I love the vocal distortion echo the did during the verses. I think the snore at the end is pretty funny.
  4. 2000 Man: This kind of reminds me of the next album. The more country feeling to it. It also kind of reminds me of a more upbeat version of Dead Flowers or a demo version of the song 39 by Queen. I also like how it changes. It's almost more of a composition rather then a blues/counrty song by Mick and Keith. I also like the little organ fill towards the end.
  5. Sing This All Together (See What Happens): This is All You  Need Is Love 9. If you don't know what  I mean, Revolution 1 was a normal song Revolution 9 was complete musique-concrete. This is a total experimental track. If you guys like there guys at their normal tomfoolery, then you'll hate this song. I don't think I've ever heard another song remotely close to this one by this band. Now, for most people, they would say that the Stones experimented and it didn't work. They could say this track is a key example. I really like this track, but if you're one of those "artsy" people who "Knows what their talking about", then most every other song on this is normal. I don't want to ruin it for you if you haven't ever heard this before. But remember, it's different than any other song by these guys PERIOD!
  6. She's A Rainbow: I don't understand if you don't like this song. It's super catchy and so fun to sing. This song can make you get pumped up and just run around. Ole' John Paul Jones, you know of Zeppelin, did string arrangement for this song. This was before he was in Zeppelin though. I also think it's kind of cool that there is talking in the beginning, then the piano plays. The strings in this song could almost make you cry. The "toy piano" sounds, beautiful.
  7. The Lantern: This is a pretty cool sing. I really like the way the chorus is played along with the voice. It sounds pretty cool. This is a solid song, not together wise, but good/decent wise.
  8. Gomper: This almost sounds like an indian song. Actually you could say that this is the weirdest song by the Stones. It's pretty much just noise. With bongos and desert sounds and just drone. I almost wish there weren't any vocals though. The keys are awesome sounding.
  9. 2000 Light Years From Home: They really like the number 2000. The beginning of this song is kind of "scary". Like I think they are using cluster notes. This song has a lot going on. I don't really think a normal Stones fan could comprehend. I'm just kidding B-Dowg.
  10. On With The Show: This is supposed to be the closer to the album. Supposedly this was inspired by Absolutely Free's last track America Goes Home & Drinks. Which you can kind of tell it's similar to that track. This is a really good way to end. The microphone effect on the voice reminds me of Magical Mystery Tour. Like they are on a bus that takes you around and you see this "show". The music going on in the background has beautiful strings and almost makes you wanna cry to it. The voice effect also reminds me a little of Uncle Albert.
Overall I have to give this, extremely underrated, Rolling Stones album a 7.8/10. This is the only album that was produced by them alone. Because their producer left because he was fed up with their drug problems. So, I guess something, beside Pepper, comes good out of drugs. You could almost argue that they, though they didn't (I know they didn't I read about it), were composing songs rather than jamming  They weren't going, "Lets do this fast, play this album in Open G". They did rush this at the ending for the release date, but still. They almost just made an mature album, leaving their normal style. They did make some changes on the next few release, but still. This is the most different, and in a good way. The next review will be of another favorite of mine. This album came out in 2010. I know, up to this point, the albums have been pre-1980. But well, I want to mix things up. I might also have two more post 2000 album's too. But this is a pretty psychedelic album. They just released a new single on Record Store Day, and their new album should be released sometime this year.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Here Come The Warm Jets - Brian Eno

Here's #3. Not my third favorite, but the third album for this reviews thingy. There is something about Brian that mesmerizes me. Maybe that he "invented" Ambient music, or at least the "rules" for it. This thing, when I first heard it, mesmerized me. I think it could be a favorite of mine. Only time will tell, but this thing is great. Now, I mentioned something about this album in my John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band album review. I still want to hear (No Pussyfooting) because I love that word, since no one seems to know what it means (except me). And I use that term a ton, because of reference to the album. I've done so decent research on this "PeeNo" guy, and well he's worked with Fripp and just about everyone else.
  1. Needles In The Camel's Eye: This song starts the album. This thing grabbed my attention. This sounds like a glam song. When I hear it I imagine Davey and Mick singing Starman together. Or at least something along the lines of that. This is a good song, but it is definitely not the best. Which is funny, since this track pulled me into the album. The keys on this are awesome. And the vocals are pretty sick too. The harmonies are tight. Not Abbey Road tight, but tight enough.
  2. The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch: Brian sings that is like he is eccentric. This is a weird song. This isn't as strange as the next track though. The solo in the song is pretty much a squeak  that if you can't tolerate sounds, it would drive you nuts. The sound reminds me of them oiling up a squeak Duck and then squeaking the fuck out of it.
  3. Baby's On Fire: This song, more so than the last, has weirder vocals. I could see this being an 80's New Wave song. If you listen to this is it actually, pretty much, a stereotypical 80's New Wave song. Supposedly this song talks about starting a baby on fire. That's what I read somewhere. If so, then it's obviously tongue and cheek. That's probably, somewhat, the way MGMT got their influence for their songs Brian Eno. The solo in this song is pretty long. It's not bad, but it might drag a little if you're reviewing it.
  4. Cindy Tells Me: This next song reminds me a little of Grease. I don't know why exactly, but it just kind of does. I could see this being a number that didn't make the cut. You know Danny singing about a girl named Cindy?. I hope that makes sense. Well anyway, this is one of my favorite tracks for the fact that it's so different than the last track. It has a whole different vibe to it. The chorus is pretty sick
  5. Driving Me Backwards: The way that the vocals are on this track reminds me of Pink Floyd. The song in particular I'm thinking of is 1975's Welcome to the Machine. The music to it almost seems like it could be a Pink Floyd song. It's kind of a darker song. I could see someone being afraid if they heard this. The whole piano part reminds me a little of the synths on that Floyd song too
  6. On Some Faraway Beach: The beginning of this song reminds me of Still The Same. You know off Stranger in Town. That's one of my favorite albums, and I hold it close to me. This song is an instrumental (mostly) and the instrumental, towards the middle more, reminds me a fuck load of Low. That's the first of the Berlin Trilogy by David Bowie and Brian Eno helped a lot. The singing on this song even reminds me of Bowie. Kind of like an outer space type of singing. Then, the piano at the end, DAMN!!! It's so sick. It's kind of like the ending of Epic, but not as epic. But it's still really sick.
  7. Blank Frank: This song reminds me a little of Magic Bus, but there are parts in there where is sounds like lasers are about to explode. There is maracas in the background that reminds me of the intro to The Who's 1968 track. And I think I hear a little tape loops, I might be wrong, but I would be surprised since this is Eno. There is also a little hint of like Bowie but if he had Jean Genie with Raw Power distorted guitars.
  8. Dead Finks Don't Talk: The vocals on this track reminds me so much of David in his Glam Era. I could see this being on any album between The Man Who Sold The World to Diamond Dogs. The right around the 3 minute mark actually, more specifically, reminds me of Golden Years. Either that or the whole vibe from Station to Station album. And I love the ugly ending that is an awesome intro flow into the next track. I like the distortion on the guitar in the solo. The fuzz.
  9. Some Of Them Are Old: This song is awesome. This reminds me of The Beach Boys. Like Pet Sounds era. This is a pretty epic song to be in the ending. This also reminds me of Memory Of A Free Festival's organ in the beginning. The harmony vocals is the Beach Boys idea. There is like a fuzzed kazoo sound towards the end. This is a pretty dreamy song.
  10. Here Come The Warm Jets: The first thing I have to say is I do not support what this title is in reference too. I don't really know for sure if you do, but I don't. This is kind of an instrumental continuation of the last track. It's a pretty exciting ending for the album. I think when the drums start to come in it's pretty sick. And vocals start to come in.
Overall I have to give this a 8.6/10. When I was younger I had the idea for a concept album where every song would be a different genre. I realized that would be boring to hear, and too inconsistent. Well, God Only Knows how, but Brian pulls this feat off on this album. I don't think I will ever be able to understand how he was album to do this. You know what, since I'm gonna be 18 in July, why not do a bunch of, or at least more, of my favorite albums too, but instead this is older albums. So nothing from after I was born. That's July 21st 1995. I think that I could use some old time music to help me out, you know. I still have a shit load of stuff I need to hear by Eno, but yeah. Then I'll have to do one month for my favorite album covers. But anyway, the next review is an album that the band has even, basically, disowned the album. It's from the 1960's, and it's the most this band has ever experimented.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

This is the "debut" solo album by John Lennon. Now we all know, hopefully, about Unfinished Music No. 1, Unfinished Music No. 2, The Wedding Album, and Live Peace in Toronto 1969. So, actually, this is album no 5. It was also released, December 11th 1970, the same day as Yoko's solo "debut" album Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band. I'vent heard that yet, but I kind of want to. I like Unfinished Music No. 1 a lot. I like how it is really not amazing. It's musique-concrete, kind of like Revolution 9 off the 1968 Self-titled album. Which Two Virgins also came out that year. (Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins). Now, John wasn't as weird of a guy as everyone thinks. He didn't name an album after a particular type of shower, one from which you gain sexual gratification. I'll review that album some time in the future, maybe this month. Well anyway, I don't have time to rant, let's just get this review going. Note; I did this through my iPod, so I might not have everything annotated when this goes up right away
  1. Mother: This song is a good song. I don't know why, but this. The drum beat on this song is solid. Johnny is singing pretty solid on this song. This is a pretty emotional song if you listen to it. It is kind of touching. I know he had a messed up childhood, but you know, I think he could have learned from his past and been a better person. And that scream at the fade
  2. Hold On: This is kind of a seductive song. I like the way the guitar sounds. It has this jazzy feeling to it.
  3. I Found Out: This song reminds me of Gimme Some Truth or Yer Blues. I love the distortion. The verses remind me of his 1975 Rock 'N' Roll album. I don't care much for that, but it has some good songs on it. This is a pretty solid song though.
  4. Working Class Hero: This is my favorite song off this album. I think it's actually, not probably is, the most relevant song of his today. When your in the working class you might not be looked as highly upon as the rich, but at least you "try". You aren't living off the government  you aren't a Democrat. No but in all seriousness, you need to take care of you and your family, not rely on some group of people to do it. If you can try to take care of the family, that will make you a hero. "If you'd like to be like the ones on the hill", "The Fool on the hill". Is that a Paul dig.
  5. Isolation: For some reason I forget about this song. And, well, it's probably one of the best. The beat and the piano makes this a song that I feel touched by. This song, a stretch, reminds me a tad of Happiness is a Warm Gun. One of my favorites off the Self Titled.
  6. Remember: I can't remember the last song. No but seriously, you know, I am not nuts about this song. The chorus is solid though. I don't know, this song just seems like its just there, for me at least. There's a surprise at the end.
  7. Love: This is probably a song most people know. You know, this reminds me of the Real Love acoustic demo. But without the chorus.
  8. Well Well Well: This is a bluesy song. I feel like this isn't as interesting as Hold On. It's kind of annoying. He does make a Revolution reference though.
  9. Look At Me: I can't say I remember this song either. It's been a while since I heard it last. And this totally reminds me 100% of Julia. It is a pretty song though.
  10. God: You could argue this is the most quotable song by John's solo material. Either this or Imagine. This is the song where he says "I don't believe in Beatles", and David Bowie's response 31 years later was "I believe in Beatles" from the 2002 song Afraid. He also lists a bunch of things that he doesn't believe. He only believes him and Yoko. It's kind of poetic. At least he has some type of faith.
  11. My Mummy's Dead: For being the shortest song it's kind of a weird way to end the album. With a radio type of feeling. I like it. But you already talked about your mom.
Overall I really don't care for Johnny. I kind of don't like the type of person he was, and I think Post-Beatles, he wined too much. But this album, this album is different. I don't exactly know why, but the complaining doesn't get too much for me on this album. I think that Paul was a better poet, but that's just me. But this album gets a 8.7/10. I feel like this is Overrated, but it is still a good album. The next album, thought from 1974, is a new favorite of mine. The hint to you is that it's referenced in the above paragraph with the intro. And it's not a Beatles one. FYI, Band On The Run is better Rolling Stone Magazine.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Ram - Paul & Linda McCartney

This is, depending on how you look at The Family Way, the 3rd solo album by Paul McCartney. This is also the only album credited to Paul & Linda. This was from 1971 and is one of my favorites. I though that this could be the first review of my favorite month of reviews. May is my favorite month, so I'm gonna do a bunch of my favorite albums and reviews of them this month. I am not really gonna do one a day, but I will do a bunch. I've picked out the ones I want and I'm ready to post these. Most of these will be classic albums too, but yeah. Like older albums. And also, this album came out May 17th, 1971. This month is May. I know it took 4 days to get this up, but #2 WILL be up tomorrow. One last thing, he is my favorite member of The Beat Brothers.
  1. Too Many People: This song is supposed to be about Yoko. He is kind of saying, through my interpretation, "hey John, it was originally just us 4 and now we got this chick telling us what's up". She's a Hilary Clinton. This is honestly an exciting way to start this album. I think that it kind of draws you attention in and makes you wanna check out the rest of the songs. This is a very catchy song too. The chorus is so pretty sounding. And the harmony vocals Linda does with Paul, just perfect. I love the tone on the guitar too. I had to check who did the solo on this song
  2. 3 Legs: This is more of a country song. This song reminds me a lot of the same kind of set up, for the most part, as Bip-Bop. This is an awesome song, and shows that Paul could also write some pretty sick country songs.
  3. Ram On: If I'm correct James Paul uses the ukulele on this. This was before it was cute to use one. By that I am referring to Zoey. This song is still good though. The main part, without all the other instruments, reminds me of Dance Tonight off his 2007 album Memory Almost Full.
  4. Dear Boy: This is actually a pretty sad song. It makes you kind of "depressed" after hearing it. It is kind of like the feeling that I get when I listen to Tomorrow off the Wings debut album Wild Life that came out later that same year as this album. Actually, if anything, I could see this being a psychedelic Beach Boys song. This song kind of reminded me of the "trippiest" part of Good Vibrations. But it is no where as emotional as Wild Life album.
  5. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey: This song, ah this one. This is definitely my favorite song on this whole album. I think that this is one of the most experimental songs that Paul did through out his solo career. I mean 1970's Kreen-Akrore, or 1973's Loup (1st Indian On The Moon). There are obviously some more I didn't mention, but I wanted it to be more relevant to this release. You know, McCartney to Red Rose Speedway. This song is so catchy, and so odd. I mean, I've heard odder, example Boredoms or Naked City, but for the most part, any Beatles. This is an actual song though. Unlike concrete experiments. I love the rain that they used in the song.
  6. Smile Away: This is a harder song. By that I mean it's more "rock oriented". It actually kind of reminds me a little of Oo You off McCartney. I like this song, but I really don't know what to say about it.
  7. Heart Of The Country: This is a good song to maybe get into McCartney solo stuff. This is a pretty fun song. It's a country esque song and it's fun to sing and play along with and listen to.
  8. Monkberry Moon Delight: This song, when I first heard it, is different. I don't know why, but I thought Paul's singing on this song is just kick ass. This was actually kind of a scary song. If you think about it, the last song was upbeat country song. Now this one is him yelling. I like the way it sounds too. I don't know what they did, probably not what they did with David Bowie's voice in "Heroes" but he is yelling and it isn't overpowering. The guitar distortion is also sick on this song. And Linda's voice kind of gives it that aspect of a female presence, but you still feel Paul's energy in the song.
  9. Eat at Home: This is a pretty cool song. I am not as crazy about this song, as some of the others, but I still do like the solo tone on this song.
  10. Long Haired Lady: I love this song. The ending where it goes "Love is Long" is one of the coolest things. This is another experimental esque song. I love that Paul wasn't afraid to experiment. And when he did experiment, it was good. The ending with the whole fanfare type feeling. EPIC! 
  11. Ram On (Reprise): I can't imagine that this isn't a great way to fade into from the last song. There is also a lyrical quote from Big Barn Bed in the ending. Which that song wouldn't come out until 1973's Red Rose Speedway. It's kind of like the end of the song Cry Baby Cry off 1968's album The Beatles.
  12. The Back Seat Of My Car: When I was younger and heard this album for the first time, so about 4 years ago, I thought this was a cool title for a song. I was 14 and I thought that "SEX" was the coolest thing. I'm more mature and don't really think it's as cool as I once did. I won't just be whipping it out any chance I get. I think this is a good way to end this album. This is a song I would play if I was in the back seat of my car. If you catch, what I'm saying..... SEX! The horns in this song are pretty epic too. This is just an awesome ending to an awesome album.
Overall, this album, gets a big fat 9/10. The way that Paul made this album. It just sounds this is a very good album to hear. If you like The Beatles and you wanna hear any of the solo albums I'd check out Ram, All Things Must Pass, Concert for Bangladesh, Band on the Run, Imagine, McCartney, Wings Over America. And for, well my next review, I'll be doing another Beatles solo album. One that I didn't mention up above there. Here's my quick hint, it came out in 1970 and was, overall, his 5th solo release.